We are pleased to feature guest writer, Mehmet Burk, the senior writer for Melting Glacier Analytics, which analyzes emerging international disasters and unique humanitarian initiatives. He also has written for has written for Monthly Developments Magazine, EurasiaNet, Environmental Graffiti, and on InterAction.org. Food Security Updates for Zomppa Readers: Zomppa readers who would like to join the Melting Glacier [...]
The Sol Food bus has made it all the way from Illinois to Montana in the last two weeks! We have been traveling hours every day in order to fit in as many great teaching and learning opportunities as we can on our way to our series of workshops on the west coast. Currently we are parked [...]
Our Sol Food bus recently left the great city of Chicago, Illinois and we are now continuing our trek west across the Great Plains. During our time in the Windy City, we met some wonderful new friends, saw amazing sites around the city and enjoyed great local food. We want to especially thank the community members with [...]
What? A farm on wheels? Sound familiar? Well, Chicago seems to also be picking up on the idea. Truck Farm Chicago has put a farm on the back of a pick-up and travels around the city helping to raise awareness of the connection between farms and healthy food. It certainly seems like the children of [...]
Locally-sourced Chicago gem: Farmhouse Chicago. The ingredients are ridiculously fresh, the food is…I mean…talk about having a moment. They make their own ginger ale, and their staff is awesome (yay, Alex!!) This is definitely a must must must visit.
There is something so comforting about a steamed bao – the Chinese-styled bun that keeps lovely hidden goodies inside. They can sweet (bean paste) to savory (roast pork and sausage). This cool joint, Wow Bao, in Chicago takes baos to a whole new level. It includes breakfast ones (including eggs and sausage) to lunch/dinner (including [...]
The Food Fighters series is made up of M@M’s journeys across the U.S. and in her home city of Washington, D.C., journeys through which she is visiting as many organizations that work on issues related to food equity and justice as she possibly can. She is seeking to examine places that focus on food production, distribution, and [...]
There has been a lot of recent talk about the food deserts in Chicago, affecting 400,000 residents. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on his 100th day in office that battling transforming the food landscape in the city will be one of his main areas of focus. Already transforming is the Fresh Moves Mobile Produce Market, [...]